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“I hope your cholesterol is high because high cholesterol is associated with living a longer time and being smarter.” - Ben Greenfield

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Every year there’s a new diet.

And with enough publicity, we will latch onto whatever promise it preaches. The unfortunate truth is that no one diet will fix our problems. Health comes from a combination of diet, exercise, nutrition, and lifestyle. When we combine all of these forces, our body will respond in the positive direction.  

That’s why on today’s episode of The Tai Lopez Show, we are discussing how to assess our cholesterol and other blood-related metrics with Ben Greenfield. This is Part 2 of our conversation with the immersive journalist. Ben has written articles for Men’s Health and other widely known publications about his experience with the latest supplements, injections, and surgeries. From stem cells to high-intensity training, Ben gathers a unique vantage point from subjecting his body to this array of tests and experiments. Tune in to today’s episode to learn how to best navigate the often confusing health landscape!

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“In the absence of plant matter, saturated fat is inflammatory.” - Ben Greenfield

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • Most corn-based products are GMO, but most popcorn is non-GMO
  • Cholesterol acts as a repair mechanism in the body, transporting fats throughout the body
  • As you age, your cholesterol rises because you need more cholesterol for repair
  • There is talk in the nutrition sector of high HDL being indicative of systemic inflammation
  • Your HDL to triglyceride ratio should be favorable
  • High cholesterol is associated with living a longer time and being smarter
  • You don’t want high cholesterol in the presence of high hemoglobin or H1C
  • Glucose can adhere to cholesterol particles
  • The problem with the ketogenic diet is the lack of fiber

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“My telomere length has shown that my biological age has dropped from 37 to 20.” - Ben Greenfield

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Aging is no fun.

But it’s an inevitable part of life, right? Well, as science evolves, technologies are brought to the public that can in fact reverse aging. Whether it’s stem cell therapy or NAD injections, the consumer now has options to bend space and time.

On today’s episode of The Tai Lopez Show, we are discussing the power of these technologies with Ben Greenfield. Ben is an immersive journalist who takes it upon himself to try out these supplements, injections, and surgeries himself. From his vantage point, we learn firsthand what is involved through this process. Listen to today’s episode to learn about Ben’s experience, so you can be an informed consumer if you choose to try out any of these methods.

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“HGH can actually increase aging due to excess anabolism. I’m a bigger fan of things like colostrum and goat milk, things that cause endogenous growth hormone production.” - Ben Greenfield

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • Our bodies require stem cells to heal properly
  • The best type of muscle to have is what powerlifters has
  • Studies show that using blood-restriction devices can have anti-aging effects
  • Physicians aren’t legally allowed to inject you with stem cells
  • Dark, rich foods like blueberries, chocolate, and wine increase stem cell production
  • Stem cell therapy requires removing stem cells from your fat
  • Bone marrow is better for anti-aging, and stem cells from fat is better for joints
  • Stem cells are too large to cross the blood-brain barrier
  • Sugar increases the permeability of your blood-brain barrier
  • NAD injections are more bang-for-buck than stem cell therapy
  • HGH has a time and place, but can actually increase aging due to excess anabolism

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“Nothing is going to change quickly until you have someone walk you through it.” - Tai Lopez

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We think we can do everything ourselves.

But the reality is that even if we can, it is almost always not the most efficient road to success. Whether it’s building a business or learning a new skill, shouldering the entirety of what’s in front of you will present more obstacles than had you sought out a guide or mentor.

That’s why on today’s episode of The Tai Lopez Show, we are discussing the power of mentorship. When we put ourselves in the company of successful people, our brains turn on their natural learning mechanism: osmosis. We pick up their habits, start thinking how they think, and learn how to navigate problems as swiftfully as they do. Listen to today’s episode to learn how to find these mentors and absorb their knowledge, so you can reach the heights they find themselves on!

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“People lie but numbers don’t. I meet people that say, ‘Tai, I’m super skilled at making money.’ I respond, ‘Okay, show me the money.’” - Tai Lopez

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • Instead of blaming external things, take matter into your own hands
  • The average person scrolling the Internet is going fast
  • Show human faces on your marketing material
  • Use the K.I.S.S. (Keep It Simple & Stupid) mentality when marketing
  • Don’t use generic photography in your marketing materials
  • Use headlines that clearly state the problem you’re solving
  • Pick a website URL that is easy-to-understand
  • Articulate the emotional benefits, not the features
  • Understand that your educational system/upbringing has not equipped you
  • Find mentors, guides, and people to shadow in the industries you want to be in
  • For personal brands, don’t use underscores in your Instagram name
  • Resist the tendency to jump projects as an entrepreneur
  • Understand that there is a finite amount of money in the world
  • People lie but numbers don’t
  • Present yourself as the hardest worker when applying to jobs
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“Machiavellianism is when people pursue in an interpersonally exploitative strategy.” - Dr. David Buss

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We are all flawed.

But instead of trying to fix our own issues, we point the flaws in other people. This is an inescapable part of the human condition; it’s easier to look outwards than it is to look inwards.

On today’s episode of The Tai Lopez Show, we are joined by world-renowned evolutionary psychologist, Dr. David Buss, to discuss how to fix ourselves. Professor Buss is the author of The New Science of the Mind, and currently teaches at the University of Texas at Austin. He has previously taught at Harvard and the University of Michigan, and today he explains the mechanics behind human psychology.

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“We evolved in small groups, and all groups have status hierarchies. From an evolutionary perspective, reproductively relevant resources always accrue to those with the highest status.” - Dr. David Buss

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • Host networking events at your house once a month and invite people you want to connect with
  • Bullying is a massive predictor for psychological problems
  • Machiavellianism is a trait in people who pursue in an interpersonally exploitative strategy
    • This can be masked in charisma
  • Narcissism is a sense of entitlement and skewed value of others vs. value of themselves (welfare-tradeoff ratio)
  • Agreeableness is flexibility, patience, gentleness, and forgiveness
  • Conscientiousness is diligence, prudence, organization, and perfection
  • High psychopathy scores are void of empathy and impermeable to learning how to improve
  • Entrepreneurs score the worst on dark triad tests
  • Narcissism is tied to creativity and intelligence
  • Biggest red flags in long-term mate: high neuroticism or low agreeableness
  • High psychopathy scores are incapable of being fixed

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“The easiest money-maker and best service to offer is paid ad management (PPC).” - Neil Patel

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Posting engaging content to social media comes easy to the digital native.

But many business owners today don’t know how to use the platforms. That void is the opportunity for the tech-savvy generation. We can package our photography and tweet skills into a social media marketing agency and provide value to those who need our help.

On today’s episode of The Tai Lopez Show, we are joined by Neil Patel. Neil is a New York Times Bestselling Author, and Entrepreneur magazine named him a Top 10 Marketer. In this discussion, he covers all things related to social media: how to cold-email a CEO, what websites to use when trying to lock in high-paying clients, how much to charge your clients when first starting out. To be successful in business today, you need to know online marketing inside and out, and that’s what we’re teaching you on today’s episode of The Tai Lopez Show!

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“Email the investors. They’re the guys who write the check. They’re the guys that say hire this guy.” - Neil Patel

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • Recently-funded startups get pressure from investors to spend money to make the next Uber. Use Crunchbase news to find which ones just received their money
  • Most business owners don’t know how to use social media.
  • Solicit business by explaining your value in a video
    • Point out that you can do the job for cheaper than what the job posting offers
  • Craigslist over Indeed.com if you’re just beginning to seek out clients online
    • Those businesses are smaller and more willing to take you on
  • When pitching your services via email - email both the CEO and the investors with where you think the company is messing up and how you can fix it
  • The easiest money-maker and best service to offer is paid ad management (PPC)
  • Google AdWords, Facebook Support Center, and YouTube is the new ad-school
  • Start with small adjustments, like slightly improving the banner image on a Facebook page
  • Charge a flat fee plus a percentage of spend
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“How do you figure out what career to choose? You have to think of yourself as a detective and look for clues.” - Tai Lopez

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Your 6-pack doesn’t matter if your bank account stresses you out.

And it doesn’t matter how much money you have if your friends aren’t supportive of you. The juggling act of life is not easy, but if we don’t rise to the challenge of it, then we will end up with lopsided strengths and crippling weaknesses.

On today’s episode of The Tai Lopez Show, we are discussing the 12 foundations to health, wealth, love, and happiness. To live the good life, you must conquer each of these four domains at the same time. How you do this is by deliberately and methodically placing energy into finding your strengths in each. By examining your mind map or conducting The Saturday Test, you will find your passions and move forward in the right direction. Tune into today’s episode to apply these learnings to your life plan.

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“At the end of the day, what does it matter if you have a 6-pack if your bank account stresses you out?” - Tai Lopez

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • Studies show 80% of people don’t like their career
  • It is very possible entrepreneurs start businesses they don’t like
  • Think of yourself as a detective looking for clues when figuring out a career
  • Use The Saturday Night Test to understand your true interests
    • What do you talk about on a Saturday night, when no work is needed to be done?
  • If you have to take a vacation from your job, you should never come back
  • Read Flow by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi to achieve optimal performance
  • Set up your business to be on the Internet, so you can achieve automatic income
  • The scientist Helen Fisher says that our mind map is formed between the ages 14-18
    • This determines our interests and passion; what we should choose as a career
  • Take a psychometric test to figure out what you should do for a living
  • Do not underestimate the power of what you grew up around

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“Biology works by trial & error, and then it keeps the best. If you apply that to business, it’s a very powerful heuristic.” - Tai Lopez

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In evolution, the environment selects which genes to push forward.

And in business, the market determines which ideas are successful. Both biology and entrepreneurship rely on something external to tell them what to do. Thus, we can learn how to build a business from examining the principles of biology.

On today’s episode of The Tai Lopez Show, we are discussing why trial and error is the most effective approach to building something great. While developing your product or service inside a locked room might seem like the right thing to do, you must let the environment influence the design. If you don’t, you run the risk of building an idea that people won’t want. So tune in to today’s episode to learn why your $1-million idea only comes from listening to your environment!

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“People learn the most by osmosis. Just being around other people. There should be more internships, apprenticeships, and shadowing.” - Tai Lopez

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • Shadow mentors in careers or industries that you’re interested in
  • Get out of the city at least once/month
    • Go back to your roots and be amongst nature, animals, and serenity
  • Writing down 3 things you’re thankful for every night has the same effectiveness as anti-depressant medication
  • Understand that you get what you pay for in life
  • Carbohydrates are produced through photosynthesis in plants, grains, etc.
  • Protein costs significantly more than carbs to produce
  • They can now genetically engineer foods to have amino acids people are deficient in
  • Apply biology’s trial & error system to your business
  • Your body has built-in defense mechanisms to prevent disease

 

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“Go shadow people. A dentist, a doctor, a business person. Go shadow for a day or two and see if you like it before you shell out $47,000 per year.” - Tai Lopez

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Nobody is skeptical of traditional academic institutions.

Yet everyone has an opinion about self-education. The total student loan debt in the United States is now $1.3 trillion, but the attention gets put on the $500 online course that teaches relevant skills like social media marketing or real estate principles.

That’s why on today’s episode of The Tai Lopez Show, we are responding to a comment from Reddit on the validity of self-education. This post accuses those who sell self-education as being scam artists, and by picking apart this argument, we are able to see the value in self-education compared to its alternatives. For a substantially smaller portion of the academic institution’s price, one can receive better and more applicable education. Tune in to today’s episode to learn the value and relevance of what you’re learning on The Tai Lopez Show!

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“Don’t root against the underdog. The system is what fights progress.” - Tai Lopez

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • It’s important to clarify the things people have mixed-up ideas about
  • Compare self-education to traditional academic institutions to put the money in perspective
  • Uber cut out the middleman to create a decentralized business
  • Shadow people working in the professions you’re interested in before committing your own money to studying them
  • On average, becoming a millionaire takes 12-20 years
  • Understand that nothing is free in this world
  • Be prepared for the upsell academic institutions will try for at the end of your undergraduate degree
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“The best marketing is to demonstrate. I don’t tell you why you should listen to me. I show you.” - Tai Lopez

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If everybody knew how to do e-commerce, this opportunity wouldn’t exist.

But instead people choose skepticism over knowledge. They hear the words “dropshipping” and “e-commerce” and immediately think “That’s a scam!” Why they do this is for their own personal problems, but the reality of making money online is that it’s the great frontier of 21st century business. For under $100 today, you can start a business that can net you millions in under a year.

On today’s episode of The Tai Lopez Show, we are discussing how to make money online. There are many steps involved: selecting a domain name, purchasing a URL, driving traffic to your site or product through social media advertising. Executing each of these steps is the key to launching a successful business on the Internet. Tune in to today’s discussion to learn how and generate a revenue stream that puts you one step closer to financial freedom!

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“It used to cost at least $100,000 to $200,000 to get into business. Today, you can literally start a business for under $100.” - Tai Lopez

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • Think about business ideas from an angle of what you use in the house
  • You want to launch businesses that have competition
    • Example: McDonald’s only has 10% of the fast-food market
  • Choose a simple, memorable domain name
  • Use GoDaddy or Namecheap when purchasing a domain name
  • Look through AliExpress when finding a source for your product
    • AliExpress will do the shipping for you when someone orders your product
  • Use Shopify or ClickFunnels to build an online store on your domain
  • Today, you can literally start a business for under $100
  • When Jeff Bezos started Amazon in 1994, the website cost $100,000
  • Use Facebook ads to target specific demographics of people online
  • The best marketing is demonstration; show, don’t tell
  • To become rich, you must become a master of common sense
  • Understand that huge brands can disappear (ex: Myspace and American Apparel)
  • There’s no change without a change in routine
  • Don’t blame external resources
  • There are 3 reasons people are broke: procrastination, fear, and overanalysis
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